Warm Up Your Whiskers with A Hot Oil Beard Treatment
Nothing dries out your hair and skin like the winter.
Wind, cold, and indoor forced-air heating all do a number on the derm. Dandruff acts up, your face gets flakey and oh, your poor beard! We asked Master Barber Michael Haar to fill us in on the benefits of a hot oil beard treatment.
Haar recommends, “The Proraso Hot Oil Beard Treatment. It’s an intense nourishing treatment for even the wiriest, driest beards. It hydrates, nourishes, repairs and promotes healthy growth using ingredients such as glycerin, eucalyptus oil and aloe. It will leave the beard healthier and softer, feeling invigorated, and smelling great (thanks to the cedar wood and Mediterranean cistus).”
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How long does your beard have to be? Do you need a full fluffy beard or can you treat scruff?
You can use the Hot Oil Beard Treatment on a long, full beard, or scruff. Simply adjust the amount of oil you use – half a vial or so for a shorter beard, and a full vial for a long, full beard. The oils are super nourishing and promote healthy growth, so they help the beard grow in smooth and hydrated, and help repair and condition fuller beards in need of some extra TLC.
How often should you condition your beard with hot oil?
You should condition your beard as needed. Be sure to ask your barber how dry or brittle your beard feels to them. Very wiry beards may need to be conditioned with hot oil every week or so, but others may only need to apply it once every couple of weeks.
Can you describe, from start to finish, how to use Proraso Hot Oil Beard Treatment in order to get the best results?
To use, immerse the product vial into a bowl of hot, but not boiling, water for one minute. Next, dampen your beard with warm water and rub oil into the beard, working the treatment from the root to the tips. Leave the treatment on for at least two minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
Is the treatment good for the skin underneath your beard? If so, how?
The Hot Oil Beard Treatment contains many ingredients that are valuable to the skin, like aloe, which soothes, moisturizes, helps promote healthy hair growth and protects; and glycerin, a humectant, which helps draw in, and protect from loss of, moisture. So not only does it benefit your beard, but also the skin underneath it.
What can you tell us about the scent?
The Hot Oil Beard Treatment has a warm, woody scent of cedar wood and Mediterranean cistus (rock rose) with a hint of fresh and invigorating menthol and eucalyptus.